Robert L. Holbrook, Jr. Ohio University
Associate Professor of Management Last Updated: August 25, 2013
MGT 2000
MGT 3400/5400
MGT 3550
MGT 4430
MGT 4900
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Honors Program
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Academy of Management
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OB Teaching Society
Southern Management Association
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Dr. Holbrook
Briana Adamovsky w/ Dr. Holbrook
2003-4 SAAC Professor of the Year

Contact Information

Office: 308 Copeland Hall
Telephone: 740/593-2077
Fax: 740/593-9342
Skype ID: lenie.holbrook

Fall 2013 Schedule:
Tuesday/Thursday from 7:30-8:50 (MGT 3400/5400 in 108 Copeland)
Tuesday/Thursday from 12:00-1:20 (MGT 3550 in 108 Copeland)
Fall 2013 Office Hours:
Wednesday 9:00-1:00
Note: Teaching is a service profession. I am willing to meet at times other than formal office hours. You will generally find me in the office most weekdays from 7:30am until 2:00pm. Office hours are in effect any time I am in the office. Feel free to stop by whenever it is convenient for you.

Academic Background

I joined Ohio University in 2000 after three years as an Assistant Professor in the Marketing, Management, and Information Systems Department at the University of Central Arkansas. I was approved for promotion to Associate Professor (with tenure) on January 20, 2006. My academic preparation includes a Ph.D. (Business Administration) from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. (Management) from the University of Memphis, and a B.S. (Business Administration, Computer Science) from Union University. Primary teaching responsibilities at Ohio University include undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Creativity and Innovation. I also occasionally teach Managerial Decision Making and Management in Popular Culture.

Susan & Adam Holbrook
Susan & Adam Holbrook
Family Notes

I married the former Susan Smith on August 23, 1986. Like me, she grew up in Tennessee. We grew up in the same small hometown, but did not know each other (before we started dating) because she attended school in a neighboring town. After graduating from Bradford High School, Susan went to West Tennessee Business College for certification as a medical assistant. She worked in several specialties (otolaryngology, osteopathy, gastroentrology) for clinics in Tennessee, Illinois, and Arkansas. After homeschooling our son for several years, she now shuttles our son back and forth to school in Lancaster and works for Fairfield Christian Academy. She reads prolifically and enjoys Ohio University Volleyball (what can I say -- it's a family thing).

We have one child - Adam Robert - born December 30, 1998. When not playing, Dad indoctrinates him in Illinois sports loyalty. Adam loves Star Wars, Star Wars: clone Wars and probably knows the names of every character that exists. He, too, is a prolific reader and enjoys the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, the "Conspiracy 365" series, the "Alex Rider" series, and "Kingdom Keepers." He loves his cat, affectionately dubbed "Buggy" aka "B." Adam is a sixth grade student at Fairfield Christian Academy in Lancaster. Before enrolling in private school, Adam enjoyed karate and qualified for his half green belt. He was active in Awana. He can play the trombone. We are a movie family. Adam saw the Veggie Tales movie Jonah for his first theater experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mom and dad did not like sitting on the front row. His most recent movie experiences include: The Avengers and The Hunger Games.
Adam & Buggy
Adam & Buggy

Personal Interests

My two primary hobbies are Geocaching and following Ohio University Volleyball. In addition, I enjoy a variety of sports, movies, music, reading, and computers.

My favorite non-Ohio University sports teams are Illinois (any sport) and the Cincinnati Reds.

I like to watch movies, mostly at home (pay-per-view and DVD/VHS rental), often watching them many times over. I write supplements and various textbook features for John Wiley & Sons on using movies, television, and music as pedagogical tools.

I listen to a variety of music, although I generally dislike Country (except Allison Krauss and some Shania Twain) and Rap (except Grits). At work, I always listen to Smooth Jazz through iTunes. In the car, I usually listen to Watercolors or Electric Area on XM Radio. My favorite artists, in alphabetical order, include Mindy Abair, Jeff Beck, Jamie Bonk, Anthony David, Kafele, Jean-Luc Ponty, and the late Wayman Tisdale.

With a background in computer science, it only makes sense that I love to tinker with computers. I write all my HTML code and attribute what little knowledge I have to my friend and computer mentor Rich Kern. Take a look at his Division I Volleyball Website.

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